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iron pan

(geology) a hard layer of precipitated iron salts often found below the surface of sands and gravels
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  • This is melted in an iron pan over a fire hot enough to melt the asphalt perfectly.

    The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
  • But you stick an iron pan down in the coil and it gets hot and cooks things.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • Brown half a cupful of sugar in an iron pan, add half a cupful of water and simmer until it is a thick syrup.

  • The juice is then boiled in the iron pan for an hour, then poured back into the trough.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • Butter well a cake mould or iron pan, pour in the mixture and bake it in an oven about as hot as for bread.

    The National Cook Book, 9th ed. Hannah Mary Peterson
  • One of these knots she put in the iron pan they used for frying, then lighted it.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • It was cold, and they had made a charcoal fire in a brazier—that is an iron pan standing upon either three or four legs.

  • Make a hat of cartridge paper pasted together, about seven inches high, to slip over and accurately fit the top of the iron pan.

  • As the wood costs nothing and the iron pan is cheap, the manufacture of sugar in this primitive fashion is not at all costly.

  • It is convenient to place a glass thermometer in the sand-bath as near the iron pan as possible.

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